Writing Passages and Test Items

STAAR Test Maker includes more than 40 prompts per STAAR tested grade.

  • Texas-specific passages that cover the Literary (Fiction and Literary Nonfiction) and Informational (Expository and Persuasive) genres.
  • Writing prompts adhere to the Composition, Revision, and Editing Reporting Categories.
  • Pre-writing worksheets are included to help students focus on the prompt.
  • A post-writing checklist and student-friendly rubric are included so students can check
    their work.
  • All prompts are phrased and formatted to match the STAAR Readiness and Supporting Standards.
  • Includes correctly formatted prompt and student response areas.
  • Extra response sheets can be printed.


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